It positions a heirarchy of countries with the rich ones at the top as the "most developed", which is a colonial way of looking at the worldswampash wrote:Sid wrote: The idea of "1st world" countries is racist bullshit tbf. Colonial thinking.
Probably not the right thread to debate this Sid, but how do you figure that?
The bullshit is that the poorest countries are often the most exploited - uaually by the rich countries
Also it's often used in a bad context, like third world is used to suggest fucking stone age like primitivism
The term has been replaced by others now. It's not often used in an official capacity. At uni we were told to stay away from it, and that was almost 10 years ago.
To link it back to football though, some would be shocked and pissed off if England were beaten by a socalled third world country. Again, a colonial hang up for me. It's not about how rich you are but how good you are at football.